Birks to create 2010 Olympic, Paralympic jewelery; wines on menu

Thursday, February 8, 2007 Birks was recently announced as the “Official Supplier of Jewelery” for the 2010 Vancouver-Whistler Olympics. The company will create licensed products with the logos of the 2010 Olympic Games, 2010 Paralympic Games, and the Canadian Olympic team emblem, including necklaces, earrings, pendants and rings. The partnership was announced at an employee …

Barack Obama elected 44th President of the United States

Wednesday, November 5, 2008 The 2008 Democratic presidential nominee, Senator Barack Obama of Illinois, 47, is projected to win at least 349 electoral votes, more than enough to clinch the Presidency of the United States. Obama is the first African American to be elected President in U.S. history. His Republican opponent, Arizona senator John McCain …

Rail network in Kashmir comes under attack

Saturday, April 3, 2010 Nearly two feet of the rail route in Kashmir, India was blown up by militants near the Pulwama district, affecting train services from north to south Kashmir. The blast came a few days after militants fought with the Indian army in the area, thereby killing fourteen people. “There were no casualties, …

British Government warns against tax breaks for Scientology

Thursday, October 21, 2010 The new British coalition government has warned local authorities in the United Kingdom not to provide tax breaks to branches of the Church of Scientology. After an investigation by The Guardian newspaper revealed that several local authorities have granted Scientology tax breaks worth over a million pounds, Secretary of State for …

Q and A with New Zealand Prime Minister hopeful

Sunday, May 18, 2008 This article is part of the series New Zealand General Election Other election coverage Q and A with New Zealand Prime Minister hopeful Background Wikipedia, Wikinews’ sibling project, has in-depth background articles on: Political parties in New Zealand New Zealand House of Representatives Politics of New Zealand Mixed Member Proportional voting …

Seeds placed in Norwegian vault as agricultural ‘insurance policy’

Wednesday, February 27, 2008 The Svalbard Global Seed Vault, a vault containing millions of seeds from all over the world, saw its first deposits on Tuesday. Located 800 kilometers from the North Pole on the Norwegian island of Spitsbergen, the vault has been referred to by European Commission president José Manuel Barroso as a “frozen …

Hundreds of thousands rally in Australia against IR legislation

Tuesday, November 15, 2005 People rallied in 300 locations across Australia today to protest the Federal Government’s proposed changes to industrial relations laws, WorkChoices. According to police, around 150,000 people congregated in Melbourne, from where speeches were broadcast throughout the country. In Sydney, thirty thousand gathered in Belmore Park and Martin Place to watch the …